Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Rector's Rambling - August 19, 2012 - Social Fellowship

Last week Jennifer and I had the privilege of hosting a Social Fellowship gathering at our house. About 75 people came by for a picnic potluck. The grownups enjoyed the food and fellowship in the backyard, while the teens hung out and played board games. The younger kids bounced on the trampoline and played on the swing set. A good time was had by all, especially yours truly who manned the grill. We have had a wonderful assortment of Social Fellowship outings this past year. From museum trips, and a cemetery tour, to the Tigers game outing, and brunches here and there. Many people have taken advantage of the opportunities for fun and fellowship with parishioners and friends of St. John’s. These events occur because parishioners step forward and agree to “host” an event. Everyone pays their own way after the host organizes the outings, gets prices, and makes reservations. We need outings for fall, so please contact the parish office, let us know what event you would like to host, and on which date. Once we have all the information the office will advertise the event. Although most events have been on a Sunday, they do not have to be. Let’s start the fall with a bowling outing up the street at the Garden Bowl in the Majestic Theatre building, less than a mile up Woodward! Sunday, September 30th, after the 10:00 AM service, we will bowl and eat pizza. The cost will be $8 per person. Sign up in the undercroft! What event would you like to host?